Lost my finanical aid (7)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2009-07-09 17:40 ID:wgzvq+w2

Not really sure who to turn to....but I'm kinda in a desperate situation.

You see, this last year in college sucked hard for me since I was struggling with identity issues and mild depression. I just got noticed that my financial aid package for the next school year is suspended because I was short two credits.

However, I can do a petition and get it back....but I have no clue what to write. I can't just say I was facing personal crisis or I was in mild depression without any kind of proof.

...so what should I do?

2 Name: Anonymous : 2009-07-09 19:55 ID:dkriMcKq

I suggest you get advice. Maybe there is support and guidance available from your institution or affiliates, or then phone your funding agency and talk informally with them.

Anyway do get advice, you seem to need some pointers to get the right perspective. Just don't go panicking around.

3 Name: Anonymous : 2009-07-09 20:58 ID:xZLV9kWW

It's not the end of the world. If you need to, just get a part time job and go to school part time until you get your stuff together again.

Or you can tell your college that you'll take a semester off to make some money to pay for next semester and grab a full time temp job.

Everyone needs a small breather every now and then. No shame in taking a small break from school. Your parents should understand, if they don't then screw em.

4 Name: Anonymous : 2009-07-10 02:34 ID:f40z7AYF

Listen to this guy.

Go speak to your school counsellor.

5 Name: Anonymous : 2009-07-16 17:02 ID:MfhvIyYw

I don't know how your school system works, but here in california we have health clinics on campus available to students, with psychological assistance included. If such services are available to you you can talk to a professional therapist about the issues you were dealing with in the past year. Based on the information you give the therapist they may be able to give you documentation about your mental health that you can add to your petition.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2009-07-16 22:58 ID:wgzvq+w2


I was thinking the same thing....but at the same time I'm somewhat hesitant to do that....I guess it wouldn't hurt....assuming the clinic at my campus even opens in summer.

7 Name: Anonymous : 2009-07-17 00:02 ID:DhEFo7Dx

I'm in the same boat as well except in my case it has more to do with taking too many credits when I should be transferring. Do what >>2 and >>3 said (though with the current recession, the latter may be a bit tricky). Also, there must be some proof of personal issues but we wouldn't know since you're being vague about it. It's fine if you don't want to share but just think of anything that you might find useful.

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